Now that the BMW M2 Competition has been revealed, you might want to look into trading in your standard M2 for it. Or, maybe you’ve been waiting for the M2 Competition all along, before plopping your money down. Either way, if you’re looking to get yourself an M2, you might be interested to know that its online configurator has just gone live on BMW Belgium’s site.
Much like the standard BMW M2, there aren’t a ton of options to choose from with the Competition. Though, there are more so with this new car. For instance, there’s an additional color option, Sunset Orange. Though, I think it still looks best in Long Beach Blue. On the inside, it’s still pretty bleak, with a very Henry Ford-like variety of color options.
However, there are two choices of wheels, the standard 19″ wheels that the regular ole M2 came with or a new set of Style 788M wheels, in either silver or black, which look the business. They’re some of BMW’s best in a long time. M2 Competition buyers can also choose from either the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox or a six-speed manual, which is refreshing to know that it still can be had with a proper three-pedal ‘box.
As far as options and packages go, though, there are more than you’d typically get with the standard M2. You can get the Connected Drive package, which brings all of BMW’s connectivity features, Comfort Access Package, heated seats and a rear-view camera, though that last one will probably be standard in most markets. There’s also a heated steering wheel option, M Sport brakes, M-striped seatbelts and a few others. It’s not a MINI Cooper but it does have quite a few options.
What’s nice, though, is that the M2 comes with all of the features you really want in such a car as-standard. Mainly, that new 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged I6 engine, based off of the same S55 engine used in the M3. It does make less power than the M3, though, with 405 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. And it is heavier than the normal M2.
We haven’t driven the M2 Competition yet, so we don’t know if it’s going to be worth the price premium. The standard car has a delicacy and balance that most BMW M cars haven’t had in years. So we’re not so sure if adding weight and power is actually going to make it better. We’ll find out soon enough.[Source: BMW]